F12.net Announces first Chief of Staff
April 29, 2020 | 
Company News Cyber Security Press Releases

EDMONTON, Alberta, April 29, 2020 – For Immediate Release Canadian tech company F12.net announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Leanne Yeatman as Chief of Staff (COS).  Yeatman previously held the position of Director of Administration and has been with F12 for 19 years. “I’m delighted to welcome Leanne to our executive team,” said […]

How To Protect Against Ransomware
January 28, 2020 | 
Blog Cyber Security Technology

It’s no secret that ransomware is one of the biggest security concerns for organizations around the world. The scariest part is that hackers are even savvier than they were in the past which makes legacy systems and other deprecated technologies vulnerable to their efforts. What Is Ransomware? Ransomware is a subsect of the malware family […]

IT support
December 12, 2019 | 
Blog Cyber Security Technology

Phishing, malware, ransomware, password breaches, and denial of service attacks—cybercrime is on the rise. If you don’t want your data to end up in the hands of online thieves, you’ll need an IT support plan in place. Here are some valuable tips on how to secure your network.

Is Your Business Cyber Secure
December 2, 2019 | 
Blog Cyber Security Technology

The holiday shopping season is upon us and that means we have visions of cybersecurity for your Cyber Monday dancing in our heads. Read more for a few tips and best practices for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to guarantee a happy holiday season with strong cybersecurity:

secure computer
November 30, 2019 | 
Blog Cyber Security Technology

National Computer Security Day is the unofficial holiday of encouraging people to secure their computers and their personal information. And that includes small and medium-sized businesses. So, what can the average business do to secure their computer systems? It’s not that difficult to top off your computer security, and it’ll require minimal disruption of your business. Let’s look at a quick checklist you can use to improve your business’s computer security.

Cyber Security Bulletin: Canada in the Crosshairs
April 18, 2019 | 
Blog Cyber Security

Spring 2019 Cyber Security Bulletin  F12.net produces this bulletin to quickly inform business leaders and their teams about recent security threats and defensive steps they can take.  In this edition, we focus on high profile breaches to Canadian organizations. Feel free to forward this information to your colleagues and contacts. State of Security As phishing attacks […]

F12.net Leads the Way with Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
March 28, 2019 | 
Company News Cyber Security Press Releases

F12.net is one of the first organizations in Canada awarded the new Cyber Essentials Plus certification. In addition, F12’s programs help other businesses and charities achieve certification. Cyber Essentials Canada Certification Cyber Essentials Canada is the only government-backed, government-owned, cybersecurity certification that is available in Canada.  It is modelled after Cyber Essentials from the UK and is […]

F12.net Security Bulletin – The Marriott & More
November 30, 2018 | 
Blog Cyber Security Technology

Security Summary of November 2018 F12.net produces this bulletin to quickly inform business leaders and their teams about recent security threats and defensive steps they can take.  Lots of buzz today about the Marriott’s huge security breach.  However, this isn’t the only news you need. Feel free to forward this information to your colleagues and contacts. […]

AICPA SOC 2 Type 2
September 26, 2018 | 
Blog Cyber Security Managed IT

You may be hearing the term “SOC 2” more and more as you bid on jobs, apply for insurance coverage, raise capital, or satisfy regulators.  So, what is it, and why should you care?   Simply put, a SOC 2 report demonstrates that a service provider has the systems and controls to protect your information and […]

New Notification Regulations a “Perfect Storm” for Canadian Businesses
September 12, 2018 | 
Blog Cyber Security

Canadian businesses are facing a perfect storm of new notification regulations, rampant data breaches, and inadequate cybersecurity defences. Mandatory regulations place new demands on businesses In an update to the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), new regulations come into force on November 1st, 2018. These regulations mandate notifications of security breaches which have […]